Nov 7, 2012 5:00pm PST
. >> you're right. but paul ryan is in the house. he won the seat, he won it more narrowly than he usually wins it, but he did win it. his image and his standing among his colleagues, maybe not to you and me, but for his colleagues his standing will be burnish ed. most senators, they don't fear any backlash from democrats from moderate republicans. the only backlash they fear is from their right. am i going to get a primary from my right. that's what is going to dictate how they behave, and that's going to dictate how hard a bargain they drive. i think they're going to drive a pretty hard bargain.
Nov 15, 2012 8:00pm PST
, congressman paul ryan. we talked a little bit this morning. you know what the first thing he reminded me, he said luis, i was a cosponsor of your original comprehensive immigration bill along with other republicans. we had a wonderful conversation. i'm not committing him to anything on this program. we had a wonderful conversation but the fact is there are republicans who don't -- who look at the election, including paul ryan who are saying you know what? i used to be on the bill. luis maybe you and i should have a conversation. i look forward -- there are many, many republicans who don't have the view that mitt romney has. they're look at ways to expand their party and to have a different politics in america. >> eliot: look, there are some republicans who never had that view. some republicans who had that view who may be changing for political reasons. that's okay. it is going to succeed. >> you know what ryan told me? i'm not going to do it because it's political. he said i want to do it because it the right thing to do. i think that speaks very, very well of a man who just came off a
Nov 14, 2012 5:00pm PST
stuck on it. >> two things. joe biden said this in his debate with paul ryan, and i'm glad he made this point normally when we're attacked by terrorists and we were attacked by a terrorist group on our soil in libya the country pull together behind the president and says we were attacked. we want to find out who did it, and we want to get them. instead the republicans have exploited this from day one from hour one which is really disgusting. they think this is obama's achilles' heel. they targeted susan rice of all people. susan rice, i believe, as ambassador to the u.n. she testified in front of the house intelligence group she testified at their request. she read the intelligence result of the intelligence report. they requested and what our intelligence people in libya told us, told the congress, told the white house, and now they're trying to make her responsible for what happened. i have never seen the president that fiery. it's outrageous to pick on susan rice. if you got a beef, come after me. don't go after her. >> eliot: that's two things converging. they know the underlyi